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Tyler Shamy has already released the breakup track of the year with ‘without a trace’

There are few sadder things than watching the co-creator of your memories disappear and become past tense; the up and coming pop sensation, Tyler Shamy, explored just that in his latest artfully crafted electro-pop ballad, without a trace.

Beyond the sonic finesse, it is the sentiment the single was created with that allows it to resonate as breathtaking from the first hit. With its vulnerability, the single calls all those possessive ‘I will never let you go’ pop singles into question as Shamy gives a far less toxic perspective on mourning an amorous loss. The visceral pain is there, but in place of the bitterness, there’s an acknowledgement of the tenderness in the intimacy that once existed. This gravitas-bursting break-up track should be on every coupled-up person’s playlists – just in case. The LA-based artist is evidently one to watch. Whether he’s scoring for TV and film or creating for the airwaves, he always knows how to deliver the maximum evocative effect.

Tyler Shamy’s latest single, without a trace, is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Faith Louise – What I Need: K-Pop-tinged 90s Dance Pop

Faith Louise

When you’re fifteen and already produced by Ashea, with your second single debuting on BBC Introducing, you’re clearly doing something right. 1,000 Spotify streams in 48 hours, and 12,000 YouTube views in the official video’s first week of release is worth taking.

Now, Essex’s Faith Louise is back with new single ‘What I Need’, a delicious slice of K-Pop-tinged 90’s club/dance with a catchy little hook and a earworm of a chorus that sticks in your head and follows you round for days. Again produced by Ashea at SAFO music, ‘What I Need’ is a perfect little pop track – think Ariana Grande mixed with Little Mix – dancey, energetic, and catchily upbeat.

You can check out ‘What I Need’ on Faith Louise’s website or on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Swnami’s new track ‘Dihoeni’ proves that good music is of a universal language

For years, the dominance of American and British music scenes has meant a ubiquitous presence of English-written lyrics performed by people all over the world. Outside of the phenomenon of K-Pop and the splashes of Spanish heard in pop tracks, so few languages ever get recognized in the same contexts as their English-speaking counterparts. Swnami unashamedly sings in Welsh and their new track Dihoeni proves that good music is of a universal language.

This track combines fun, eccentric indie music with the energy of pop music. It’s hard to deny the good vibes surrounding the melodiously textured track. Even without knowing a single word, you can dance to this. Without understanding a single theme, you can connect with this. Without recognizing that this is, indeed, Welsh…you get the point. Swnami is certainly an act to pay attention to as there are sure to be plenty of great jams to come.